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Telarc Announces Release Schedule For Early 2005

Telarc has announced its 2005 release schedule, which highlights upcoming albums from John Pizzarelli and Dave Brubeck (pictured), among many others.

January will feature Telarc’s third release from Dominican pianist Michel Camilo, titled Solo. While Camilo has earned praise for his work as a composer and arranger over the past seven years, this is his first solo album. Solo is set up as a trilogy, with the first part spotlighting four Brazilian pieces, the second, a section of jazz standards and the third part highlighting three original works. Telarc and Heads Up will release their SACD Sampler No. 5 in January, which contains multichannel recordings from 2004, including Tierney Sutton’s rendition of Irving Berlin’s “What’ll I Do?” and Spyro Gyra’s version of “As You Wish.”

February will bring Monty Alexander’s Live at Iridium, a live recording from Alexander’s May 2004 performance at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York. The eight-song set of mostly original songs also features bassist Hassan Shakur and drummers Mark Taylor and Robert Thomas, Jr.

John Pizzarelli’s Knowing You will be released in March, along with Lea DeLaria’s Double Standards. Pizzarelli’s album contains a wide variety of standards he has often performed, but never recorded. In addition to a couple original works on the album, Knowing You features material from pop and Broadway songwriters such as Jimmy McHugh and Frank Loesser and includes special guests Cesar Camargo Mariano and Larry Goldings, among others. DeLaria, who is a comedian, actress and Broadway star in addition to her role as a jazz singer, is also releasing an album of standards, but with a slight twist. She reworks modern classics such as Blondie’s “Call Me,” Patti Smith’s “Dancing Barefoot,” Jane’s Addiction’s “Been Caught Stealin'” and the Doors’ “People are Strange” on her Telarc debut.

Manhattan Transfer’s Cheryl Bentyne will release her follow up to her Telarc debut Talk of the Town with Let Me Off Uptown, which will be released in April. The album is a tribute to Anita O’Day and features several O’Day hits, as well as other American standards.

May will see another Telarc debut with Tony DeSare’s Want You, an album that is reminiscent of early Frank Sinatra. Comprised mostly of standards and three originals, one of which is the theme song from the upcoming movie My Date with Drew, scheduled for theatrical release in early 2005. May will also feature another album from the 84-year-old Dave Brubeck and his quartet, titled London Flat, London Sharp.

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